Aqueduct of Segovia

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By DonMartini @ 2007-06-02 04:35:46
The Aqueduct of Segovia (or more precisely, the aqueduct bridge) is one of the most significant and best-preserved monuments left by the Romans on the Iberian Peninsula. It is among the most important symbols of Segovia, as is evidenced by its presence on the city's coat of arms.

As it lacks a legible inscription (one was apparently located in aqueduct's attic, or top portion), the date of construction cannot be definitively determined. Researchers have placed it between the second half of the 1st Century AD and the early years of the 2nd Century— during the reign of either Emperor Vespasian or Nerva. The beginnings of Segovia itself are likewise not definitively known. Vacceos are known to have populated the area before the Romans conquered the city. Roman troops sent to control the area, which fell within the jurisdiction of the Roman provincial court (Latin conventus iuridici, Spanish convento jurídico) located in Clunia, stayed behind to settle there.
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Pdunn picture
@ 2007-06-02 06:09:22
Great maps today, Don!
I've resisted the temptation of posting cultural/historical sites like this, because I could never do them justice the way you do.
If I had found this, it would probably have a title like "cool old bridge." It'd be a little like the amateur archaeologist who plunders a find of all its artifacts before the people who know what it is they are looking at come in. Thanks for all the hard work!
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@ 2007-06-02 08:17:59
Thank you Pdunn! Very kind of you. For that same reason I always keep my hands off planes and ships...
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@ 2007-06-02 09:03:27